Past events

Sunday
3
June 2018

Raga Seasons: Jyotsna Srikanth

Violinist Jyotsna Srikanth explores time in South Indian music. The first half of this concert, with mridangam and ghatam percussion, comprises a whirlwind historical sketch of great composers from the 15th to the 20th century in several different rhythmic cycles. In the second half Srikanth presents the UK premiere of her own Raga Seasons violin concerto with the Ligeti Quartet: six movements depicting the six seasons of the Hindu calendar.

Saturday
5
May 2018

Rumi

‘Rumi’ – a miniature festival of the Persian master’s poetry, and new composition inspired by it.

Pre-Concert Events
5.00pm - Foyer opens for viewing of artwork by Sama Soltani, refreshments served
5.30pm - Auditorium: Talk on the poetry, by Parwana Fayyaz

With Oliver Rudland, Keziah Thomas, and composers & singers from the Fitzwilliam College.

CeNMaS Composer Workshop

Eight ‘up-and-coming’ composers (Robin Haigh, Sarah Lewis, Ben Lunn, Alex Mills, Helen Papaioannou, Lisa Robertson, Laura Shipsey, Peter Wilson) have been selected  to work with the Ligeti Quartet towards a new 6-minute piece for string quartet over two workshops (second workshop Autumn 2018 date tbc, held at The University of Sheffield).  The workshop, generously funded by Arts Council England, is also open to observers, including A-Level students and their teachers.

Thursday
26
April 2018

Sheffield Composes

We will perform music by composers from the University of Sheffield Department of Music, where we are in residence.
Tuesday
24
April 2018

Phantom Voices (Sheffield)

Amplified string quartet and electronic music explores the ways psychoacoustic effects can be exploited to make the whole seem greater than the sum of its parts.
Wednesday
14
March 2018

Nonclassical

Take a peek behind the bookcase at The Victoria, Dalston and enjoy a night of contemporary music performed by the Ligeti Quartet and pianist/composer John Kameel Farah, featuring the European premiere of Tuggemo by Anna Meredith.

Nonclassical DJs will open and close the night. 

Friday
9
March 2018

Composition Workshop

This workshop is generously funded by the University of Sheffield Concerts (UOSC), a Sheffield home for musical discovery, learning, and participation.   With scores of international and award-winning performers, a kaleidoscope of choirs, collectives, composers, conductors, and ensembles of all shapes and sizes, UOSC is committed to providing opportunities for music lovers of all tastes and ages. 

Monday
5
March 2018

Composition Workshop

This workshop is generously funded by the University of Sheffield Concerts (UOSC), a Sheffield home for musical discovery, learning, and participation.   With scores of international and award-winning performers, a kaleidoscope of choirs, collectives, composers, conductors, and ensembles of all shapes and sizes, UOSC is committed to providing opportunities for music lovers of all tastes and ages. 

Sunday
4
March 2018

Way Out East: Composer Portraits - Nicola LeFanu

The Octandre Ensemble invites you to journey eastwards for three Composer Portraits exploring otherness and ritual from a unique perspective. Each programme has been co-curated with the composer, who will give interviews on the night to illuminate their choice of pieces. The series begins with the music of Nicola LeFanu - full programme details here.

Thursday
22
February 2018

Composition Workshop

CrossCurrents Festival 2018

Be inspired, be challenged, and get excited by contemporary/new music in this eight day festival. This biennial event features the best of new music and welcomes artists, composers and students to present performances and events to stimulate and invigorate.

Witness life as a student composer as we open the doors to this Department of Music composition workshop. The Ligeti Quartet challenge student composers and help them hone their skills writing for string instruments and the quartet format.

Thursday
8
February 2018

Composition Workshop

This workshop is generously funded by the University of Sheffield Concerts (UOSC), a Sheffield home for musical discovery, learning, and participation.   With scores of international and award-winning performers, a kaleidoscope of choirs, collectives, composers, conductors, and ensembles of all shapes and sizes, UOSC is committed to providing opportunities for music lovers of all tastes and ages. 

Monday
5
February 2018

Composition Workshop

This workshop is generously funded by the University of Sheffield Concerts (UOSC), a Sheffield home for musical discovery, learning, and participation.   With scores of international and award-winning performers, a kaleidoscope of choirs, collectives, composers, conductors, and ensembles of all shapes and sizes, UOSC is committed to providing opportunities for music lovers of all tastes and ages. 

Sunday
17
December 2017

A Child's Christmas in Wales, and other stories

With narrator Mark Tattersall.

A festive fairytale treat for all the family, A Child’s Christmas in Wales chronicles Dylan Thomas's own childhood memories and remains one of his most popular and loved works.

In this wonderful adaptation for strings, step into December days ‘as white as Lapland’, where mischief is easily found, snowballs are hurled, and the curious grownups are shrewdly observed.